Research Technician

Leeds, United Kingdom
£23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Can you provide technical support to research projects? Do you have a strong interest in translational medicine and a working knowledge of laboratory practice?

You will work as part of a team of scientists and clinicians interested in the translational applications of immunology and virology to cancer treatment. Your role will include general laboratory support to the team with a primary focus on patient samples from clinical trials, specifically the collection, processing and archiving of clinical material. Other duties will include maintenance and ordering of laboratory supplies and training of research students and staff. In addition, you will assist individual team members with laboratory techniques such as immune cell purification, immunological assays, viral infection and the culturing of primary cells and cell lines.

With a degree in an appropriate scientific discipline, you will have had substantial experience of working in a laboratory environment. You will have the ability to communicate effectively with members of a team and to prioritise tasks to facilitate the efficient running of the laboratory.  You will have experience in many of the areas listed in the job description/requirements, but training will be provided for specific tasks within the role.

You will work under the supervision of Dr Adel Samson in the Translational Cancer Immunotherapy Group and support the activity of this group and their collaborators.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Adel Samson, CRUK Clinician Scientist and Honorary Medical Oncologist
Tel: (+44)113 3438449; Email:

Further Information 

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold Award.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR)
Section:  Haematology & Immunology
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Working Time:  Full-time - 35 hours
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (30 months - research funded)    
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 March 2020    
Downloads:  Candidate Brief